Assessment Day Saturday, Jan 20th 2018
Welcome to the 2018 Spring Rec Soccer Season. We are excited to have your son/daughter playing with us this year! First and foremost we would like to thank all the parents who volunteer to coach, without parent coaches our children would not have a program in which to participate, so THANK YOU!
We have made changes to our Academy program in hopes of creating an environment where your child can learn and grow by playing with players of similar size and skill level. Formerly, the U05 division was coached as a large group with no Saturday games. Last season we combined the U06-U08 divisions and made two tiers within this division where players were placed in a tier based on an assessment of size and skill. In an effort to better our evolving program, this spring GCAA staff has decided to make a U05-U06 division in which players will be placed on teams and play games on Saturdays. The U07-U08 division will remain the same with Saturday games but number of participants will determine if two tiers are needed.
The fall U07-U08 WEST Division teams will most likely stay the same as we will do our best to keep these teams together so players assigned to these teams DO NOT need to attend the assessment day. If your child was on a team in the EAST Division then these teams DO have the potential to change as we are adding the whole group of U05 players to the pool and moving some players up to U07-U08. For this reason, it is important for your child to attend assessment day. All returning U05 and new players need to attend assessment day in order to be placed in the proper division, if you cannot attend the assessment day then parental preference will be followed from questions answered during the registration process.
Assessments are designed to help the GCAA staff determine the division the players needs to be in and make teams as fair as possible. Players will be placed on a team based on size and skill through a series of stations
1. Speed and Agility
2. Cone Dribbling
3. 1v1 square
4. Short Scrimmage - 4v4
Assessments will be held Saturday, January 20th 2018 based on your last name. If you cannot make the session in which you are supposed to attend, there is no problem with you attending a different session.
We hope the reorganization of the U05-U06 & U07-U08 age groups being based more on developmental/competitive ability will make for a more enjoyable soccer experience. Please be patient with us in this transition process and if you have any questions please feel free to inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to address your concerns.
GCAA Rec Soccer Committee
GCAA Soccer 2017 Sponsorship Form